Crafty Frugal Christmas Gifts

Here's the first easy frugal Christmas idea I have for you guys. If you don't know how to knit ask around or check out this site. They have some great tips and make it easy to teach yourself. The yarn for this project is on sale this week at Michaels for $1.25 there is also a 40% off coupon in the ad if you need to purchase a set of needles. Be sure to ask your friends and family first they might have some that you can borrow or even have.

You will need 1 skein of Cotton Yarn and 1 set of needles size 6, 7 or 8 which is what I used.
Cast on 4 stitches and knit 1 row
Row 2: Knit 2, Yarn Over, Knit Across

Repeat row 2 until you have 44 stitches on the needle. It'll look a little like the below picture.
Row 3: Knit 1, Knit 2 together, Yarn Over, Knit 2 together, knit across (this will eliminate one stitch for each row but still give you the border pattern)

Repeat row 3 until you only have 4 stitches left on your needle and bind off.
I know that if you've never knitted before this might seem a little overwhelming but trust me this is a great starter pattern. This is the first one I did too! If you mess up a few times it's not the end of the world you are just using this to do the dishes. LOL I made a bunch my first time and the first one (that was full of dropped stitches) I still use on my dishes. The second one came out much better and I gave it away. By the way I probably have enough yarn left to make 1 more washcloth.

If you guys like the knitting project let me know. I have patterns and ideas for a whole set to give as a beautiful meaningful gift. Well I hope you enjoyed your first walk through of a cheap crafty gift idea. I'm going to a huge craft show next weekend so maybe I'll come home with lots of ideas.

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Tammy said...

Hi Tiffany,

Cute project. I may give this one a try. My mom taught me how to do a scarf. Maybe I will try these as a gift for her.

I hope to do a post on some drop style earrings at my site soon. I let you know when I do.

I'm also going to make some aprons with my daughter.

Thanks for the project. I'm a beginner at knitting and hope these won't be too difficult.

Tiffany said...

Tammy thanks for commenting. I wasn't sure how a knitting project would go over with my readers. This dishcloth should be pretty easy as long as you can do a basic knit stitch the yarn overs aren't to difficult. Let me know how it comes out. I'll be watching for your post on earring I love jewelry!!

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